Links worth sharing 08.30.09

The problem with doing it by heart – Seth Godin: Just like the intolerant judgmental guy who can quote you chapter and verse from his spiritual book of choice but never thought about the meaning of the words inside or the status quo protecting technician who isn’t a scientist because she’s afraid of violating something that feels like a law.

The long lost formula for start-up success. No, really – Nigel Eccles: The main problem is that it puts success down to the quality of the original idea and completely glosses over the most important factor: achieving a product that customers want enough to pay for. And even though most entrepreneurs know from bitter experience that the above story happens only very rarely (if at all), it retains a grip on how we think about growing our businesses.

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